Adaptive Water Sports

Adaptive Surfing / Paddleboard – World of Adaptive Sports

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When adaptive athletes hear about traditional surfing, it might come across as an extremely difficult, if not impossible, endeavor. However, many adaptive athletes in the world of adaptive sports find a way to make the sport work for themselves, becoming quite skilled and successful along the way. There is, perhaps, no better example than Bethany Hamilton, …

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David Hosick, Story of a Hero – ‘The Current’ Film

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A collegiate rugby player, David Hosick never thought he would be restrained from allowing his body to fully experience the enjoyment and freedom of sports. Today, despite suffering a severe accident in a rugby game, which left him paralyzed from the chest down with use of one arm but only partial use of the other, …

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Kris Gulden, Paradives.net, Hero Gallery Guest Authored Blog Post

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My name is Kris Gulden and I am honored to be writing for The HERO Blog. I was paralyzed in a car vs. bicycle accident when I was 31 years old. I have used a manual wheelchair for the past fifteen years. I’m damn lucky. My parents raised my brothers and me to be active …

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Adaptive Scuba Diving – World of Adaptive Sports

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Scuba diving is a trending activity within the world of adaptive sports. Scuba diving is commonly experienced in oceans (usually in tropical locations) as a way to observe sea life and reefs, as well as to enjoy the freedom of movement underwater. As stated in our blog post about recreational adaptive swimming the water is an …

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Jesse Murphree, American Hero – ‘The Current’ Film

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While serving in the US military in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, also known as the “Valley of Death” amongst American forces, Corporal Jesse Murphree’s life was changed forever on December 27, 2007. While stopping with his comrade to turn around one of their cars, he recalls “mid-sentence of talking to my buddy… I heard kind of …

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Adaptive Competitive Swimming – World of Adaptive Sports

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Adaptive swimming as a competitive event dates back to the first Paralympic games in 1960 in Rome, Italy. The sport offers itself to fourteen different classes of disability—one of the widest ranges of athletes in the entire adaptive sporting world. Due to popularity among recreational and athlete participants, there are many adaptive sports groups available …

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Mallory Weggemann – ‘The Current’ Film

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Welcome to the third edition of the Friday Feature – “Story of a HERO” showcasing Mallory Weggemann and Make A Hero. The following is a biography according to Mallory’s website: ____________________________________ “On January 21, 2008, Mallory Weggemann received an epidural injection to help treat back pain; however by the time it was finished she was forever changed.  Complications …

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